Linda Williams Drane

Published 9:04 am Friday, June 29, 2018

Linda Williams Drane died on June 26, 2018 after fearlessly battling Multiple Sclerosis for 50 years.

She was a believer in Jesus Christ, and God used her affliction to keep His servant humble, demonstrating that there are those who serve God because they love Him. Her suffering set her apart and promoted sanctification as told in 1 Peter 4:1-2. Her suffering refined her faith and disciplined her in Christian values such as endurance and perseverance, giving her the  opportunity to imitate Christ and minister to others. She was prepared for the judgment of her works on earth to claim her rewards in heaven, and finally her prelude to exaltation.

She was preceded in death by her mother, Esther Woodward Williams, her father, Jesse Buren Williams, and a brother Jackie Buren Williams.

Survivors: her sisters, Jeanette (Bud) Ridenhour, Shelby Holt; a brother, Kenny Williams; 2 daughters, Tina (Andy) Hudson of Pawleys Island, S.C.., Tara (Mark) Beckner of Rural Hall; a  son Peter Robert Drane of Yadkinville; her grandchildren whom she loved and adored, Travis McBride, Caustin Beckner, Colby Beckner, Joshua Drane, Olivia Hudson, Mary Elizabeth Hudson, and little Frances Esther Drane; and by many friends and relatives.

A celebration of life ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, July 31 at Liberty United Methodist Church in Mocksville.

Memorials: National Multiple Sclerosis Society at; or to the Robert Moore Run to help find a cure for Multiple Sclerosis at…/robert-mo…/msruntheus2018relay.